This worn out old wicker babies cradle has definitely seen better days and as it's an heirloom, need some TLC. As you can see from the images the cradle was stripped and the broken wicker was carefully replaced. This was quite a time consuming task but well worth the effort. The cradle then was given a fresh coat of white lacquer.
It's not every day that I get to hand weave one of these amazing chair backs. But when I do, I enjoy the slightly different technique of weaving the back compared with the straight back version. You can see from the pics how it all comes together, and maintaining the curved shape.
This Indonesian Steamer Chair had a well worn and broken seat. The rest of the cane was in really good condition, so new cane was carefully woven and married to the old cane. A great result.
This wicker bird feeder was a little shabby and well weathered over the years as you can see. Some of the birds only cherped as the food was disappearing through the gaps. So a ll of the birds got together and asked me to help. And I did. I gave some wicker tweetment and now the birds are happy singing again. Ahhh!
Spray Painting Doll's Prams and Wicker Chairs is really the only way to go. Quicker, easier, and you achieve a professional finish, especially when you use oil base enamel.
This wicker doll's pram hood needed a little tlc, so I thought. But now I'm not so sure.
What started out as a reasonable repair, has now ended up as a complete rebuild.
The old wicker was very brittle and forever breaking, so I decided to 'bite the bullet' and replace all the wicker. I feel much better now.
Richard Beazley Alias the Wicker Guru. Hi and welcome to my Blog.